A recent order from Darling Girl Cosmetics included a lovely surprise: a sample of their loose eyeshadow in the shade “Anam Cara.”
Darling Girl describes “Anam Cara” as “Smoky plum with a silvery green iridescence at first glance that changes to pinky purple shift and flashes of purple sparkle.” To me, it seems more like a deep charcoal/taupe that reflects bluish purple, but it does indeed have some pinky purple and green sparks.
I tried a really simple look with the Maybelling Color Tattoo in “Bad to the Bronze” as a base, to bring out the warmth of the shade. Then a little “Anam Cara” all over the lid, some mascara, and hey presto!
I actually like the shade more than I expected. The duochrome is really apparent when the shade is applied to the eyes. I had wished the base shade was a little lighter, but I like the effect when it is paired with “Bad to the Bronze.” I’m really looking forward to trying out more shadows from Darling Girl.